Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm EST
, but it did. those are two 2012 success stories that explain how robust corporate america really is and how unheralded that development is. what else? how about that the united states is producing more oil than any time in the last 17 years and producing enough to make along with canada and mexico our continent self-sufficient? plus if we were ever to harness our natural gas as a surface fuel, surface vehicles, we would become nationally self-sufficient. can you imagine what that could do? the ability to put millions to work to move this stuff to where it needs to be, pipelines, drilling, or to make our nation a better, cheaper, safer place to build a business and ultimately lower the price of gasoline, at least in some areas. this wasn't supposed to happen. as big a story as this was in 2012, you know what? it's going to be much bigger in 2013 as we hear about the new plants and factories we built here to take advantage of a relatively inexpensive oil and our incredibly cheap nat gas. how about the state of our company's balance sheets? again, not talked about enough. ♪ hallelujah weren'
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
. that is the case with bank of america. just to get caught up with the rest of the market is a catch up trade. third, i was asked to name the biggest surprise. i know i dazzled people. i think interest rates are going to go up. maybe big. you better lock in a mortgage right now if you can. i know it is counterintuitive given what the fed chief said but i'm thinking that the fed chief may not be able to stop this. it won't please anyone, particularly the ratings agencies, but we have all learned from europe and the debt debacle from last year that the downgrades, let's just say, they aren't that worrisome, now you don't want to be borrowing trillions of dollars, but remember, a deal without severe belt tightening will be good for the economy. that means rates can go higher and when you combine that with the billions that we spent after hurricane sandy you can see why rates are going down. it will produce a ton of jobs as spending has been held back while we waited for washington. certainty beckons and you want to be involved in the markets ahead of the certainty. that is why this is a rally in antici